"It is not the road that wears you out, it is the grain of sand in your shoe." ~Arabian Proverb
In life we come across situations or negative thinking that may be affecting our actions or behaviors. It becomes the pebble in our shoe that causes us to change our behavior to fit the pain.
If we aren't careful, we can walk with that 'pebble' in our shoe and allow it to create a ripple affect as we move through that day and life.
Well, my friends, we cannot afford to allow the pebbles we may pick up through life to do that. We just don't have that kind of time.We just don't.
We must stop and handle that pebble. Whether that is getting right with a situation that occurred, with people, with our thinking, or our destructive actions. Whatever it takes, don't continue on with that pebble in your shoe one more mile.
If it's not cared for and handled, just like a real pebble, it can cause sores, fester, and create a life of pain. It will walk with you into everything you do. It will affect your outlook, how you handle yourself, your kids, your co-workers, your spouse, your customers, and so on.
What pebbles can be removed from your shoe? What negative thinking can
be removed from your thoughts? What perceptions are there to change in order to see things differently that may create different outcomes? What situations might you be in that can be remedied? What needs to be made right in order for you to move on free of pain and sadness and regret?
Shake the pebble from your shoe. Stop and regroup. Take the time to get yourself back into the right action. Then watch yourself go and grow.